Shyian, Anatolii [Шиян, Анатолій; Šyjan, Anatolij], b 5 April 1906 in Borysivka, now in Belgorod oblast, the Russian Federation, d 11 May 1989 in Kyiv. Writer. He completed studies at the Kyiv Institute of Forest Management (later part of the Ukrainian Agricultural Academy) in 1929. He is the author of many novels and short stories, such as Balanda (Prison Soup, 1930), Na kryzhyni (On the Ice Floe, 1930), Opovidannia (Stories, 1931), Kateryna Kozhushana (1938), Magistral' (The Highway, 1934), and Khurtovyna (The Storm, 1979, 1984). His stories for children include Ivasyk-Telesyk (1947), Kotyhoroshko (1947), Ialynka (The Christmas Tree, 1947), P’iesy-kazky (Plays-Fairy Tales, 1951), Pro khloptsiv-iuntsiv, dobrykh molodtsiv (About the Boys – Good Fellows All, 1955), and Ivan—muzhyts'kyi syn (Ivan, the Peasant’s Son, 1959, 1982).
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]